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Detroit Lions

Barry Sanders at 50: Here are 20 tales about No. 20 you might not know

No. 20 is turning 50. And as Barry Sanders, the greatest running back in Lions history — and maybe the best professional athlete in the history of Detroit sports — hits the half-century mark, now seems like the perfect time to reflect back on his career. From his superhuman runs to his small acts of kindness and unassuming ways, Sanders left an impression on everyone around him and everyone who saw him play. We reached out to a few dozen of Sanders’ former teammates, coaches and colleagues to get their favorite Sanders stories. Most are from Sanders’ 10 years in Detroit, many you’ve never heard before. Here are 20 tales about No. 20’s amazing career. Sanders surprised just about everyone when

Jim Brandstatter terminated from Detroit Lions radio, but remains East Lansing sports icon

Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett gives his predictions on how the Detroit Lions will fare in the 2018 season. Produced after the NFL schedule release April 19. EAST LANSING — Jim Brandstatter, an East Lansing native, confirmed Tuesday his 31-year radio career covering Detroit Lions games has come to an end.  The news was hard to take for people with ties to the Lansing area, especially those who have known him for decades. “There doesn’t seem to be loyalty anymore,” said Bob Every, the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame’s executive director.  Brandstatter, 68, was a 2016 Hall of Fame inductee. The former University of Michigan offensive lineman wrote Tuesday on his Twitter page that Detroit